Edited by mrpooh3, 08 January 2010 - 07:42 AM.
Would like to upgrade my RAM advice needed.
Posted 08 January 2010 - 07:33 AM
Posted 08 January 2010 - 07:45 AM
What OS are you using?
my current RAM is DDR2 2x2GB,
32bit or 64bit?
Posted 08 January 2010 - 07:48 AM
Posted 08 January 2010 - 07:56 AM
To check this to make sure do the following.
Method 1: View System Properties in Control Panel
1. Click Start and then click Run.
2. Type sysdm.cpl and then click OK.
3. Click the General tab. The operating system is displayed as follows:
For a 64-bit version operating system: Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Version < Year> appears under System.
For a 32-bit version operating system: Windows XP Professional Version <Year> appears under System.
Note Year is a placeholder for a year.
Method 2: View System Information window
- 1. Click Start and then click Run.
2. Type winmsd.exe and then click OK.
3. When System Summary is selected in the navigation pane, locate Processor under Item in the details pane. Note the Value.
- If the value that corresponds to Processor starts with x86, the computer is running a 32-bit version of Windows.
- If the value that corresponds to Processor starts with ia64 or AMD64, the computer is running a 64-bit version of Windows.
As far as your motherboard capability this is from
NewEgg....Memory Standard DDR2 800(O.C.)/667/533
Crucial Memory Advisor
Posted 08 January 2010 - 08:07 AM
Posted 08 January 2010 - 08:44 AM
The faster speed of the memory will be minimal in what you will see to be honest without overclocking.
The result of the steps above show em that you are running a 32 bit OS so anything more then 4 gigs installed in all honesty is worthless.
Posted 08 January 2010 - 11:28 AM
Posted 08 January 2010 - 12:04 PM
When you are ready to buy a new system we have a forum specifically for building your own system.
I would suggest going this direction because it does give you a feeling of great satisfaction when building your own system.
But more important you will know every piece of hardware that goes into your system and how it goes together. This will make it easier when you want to upgrade your system later.
We also have a great tutorial with step by step instructions and pictures to help you build your own system that was created by one of our own Tech Staff people.
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